Analyse your text using the table below:
Choice of words/emotive language? language style/
What is the mood? Does it change? Why has it been created?
Meaning / Message What is the writer trying to tell us?/What has made the author write the book?/Who is the audience?
Progression – What happens during the passage and how does this affect our understanding?
Metaphors/similes/Personi fication, cliché, hyperbole,
Why and how are they used?
Imagery: Language that appeals to the senses?
Why and how is it used?
What is the effect on the reader?
Big 5 W’s: What is happening? What has just happened / is going to happen? Where and when is the setting? Who is the speaker? To whom are they speaking?
How and why do these effects function?
What is their purpose?
Context: Writer’s background and social & historical context. How do they relate to our understanding of the text?
Organisation: How is the text structured? Short /
Long sentences? How is tension created? Which part of the novel is it?
What is the function of this section? Punctuation
Symbols – What symbols are used? What are they meant to represent? What is their connotation? What is their effect?
Themes / Tone
What themes are present in the text? Where have they been explored in other parts of the book?
What is the writer’s attitude towards the subject / his or her audience?
What is the writer’s POV?
How do you feel about this text? Does it interest / annoy / confuse / delight you? Why?